The Embassy carries out official diplomatic activities and serves as a vital resource for Ethiopians in the United Kingdom as well as partners and friends of Ethiopia.
Mr Ababi Demissie, Deputy Head of Mission, is Chargé d’Affaires ad interim.
H.E. Mr Fesseha Shawel Gebre (2019 – 2020)
H.E. Dr Hailemichael Aberra Afework (2016 – 2019)
H.E. Mr Berhanu Kebede (2006 – 2016)
H.E. Mr Fisseha Adugna (2002 – 2006)
H.E. Dr Beyene Negewo (1999 – 2002)
H.E. Dr Solomon Gidada (1992 – 1999)
H.E. Mr Teferra Haile-Selassie (1985 – 1992)
H.E. Mr Ayalew Wolde-Giorgis (1977 – 1985)
H.E. Mr Zaudie Makusia (1976 – 1977)
H.E. Lieutenant-General Iyassu Mengesha (1970 – 1976)
H.E. Mr Gebre Meskel Kiflegzy (1966 – 1970)
H.E. Mr Haddis Alemayehu (1961 – 1966)
H.E. Lij Endalkachew Mekonnen (1960-1961)
H.E. Mr Emmanuel Abraham (1956 – 1960)
H.E. Mr Abebe Retta (1949 – 1956)
H.E. Mr Belata Ayele Gebre (1942 – 1949)
H.E. Dr Worqneh C. Martin (1937 – 1942)
Ababi Demissie (Amb.)
Ato Ababi assumed his post in London in August 2016.
He previously served as the Director-General for Public Diplomacy and Communications at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2013 to 2015. Prior to this, Ato Ababi served as the Deputy Head of Mission, with the rank of Ambassador, at the Ethiopian Embassy in Beijing between 2010-2012.
In his previous post at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ato Ababi played a key role in the establishment of the first ever Ethiopian Public Diplomacy team within the Ministry and successfully launched the institution’s digital diplomacy strategy.
Ato Ababi has also previously served as a Member of Parliament in the House of Peoples Representatives, during which time, he was elected Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Rural Development Affairs. He was involved in the Secretariat of the Ethiopian Millennium Festival National Council where he engaged in coordinating its fundraising activities. As a trained agro-economist, he has led several agricultural departments at the District and Zone levels within the Amhara Regional State.
Full biography is available on request. Please submit your request via the Contact Us form.
Prof John Struthers
Professor John Struthers was appointed Ethiopia’s Honorary Consul for Scotland in April 2015. He is the Director of CAREED – the Centre for African Research for Enterprise and Economic Development – at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). John helps establish links between the Embassy and Scottish academia, business and the political establishment, encouraging trade, investment, education and skills transfer between Scotland and Ethiopia. One success has been the commencement in Ethiopia of a geo-thermal project supported by Glasgow University.
Public Diplomacy and Communications
Mr Mekonnen Amare - Minister Counsellor
Mr Getachew Meseret - Second Secretary
Ms Roza Yerukneh - Minister
Mr Atnafu Asfaw - Counsellor
Economic and Business Diplomacy
Mr Araya Geberegiziabher - Minister
Ms Nardos Ayalew - Minister Counsellor
Ms Workaferahu Aklilu - Minister Counsellor
Mr Kedir Mahamed - Third Secretary
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Ms Tsehay Tadesse - Counsellor
Mr Solomon Mekonnen - Third Secretary
Administration and Finance
Mr Eshetu Yimer - Counsellor
Mr Amanuel Alemu - Minister Counsellor
Mr Mesfin Woldeselassie - Counsellor
Mr Ermias Asmare - Minister Counsellor
Political and Economic Affairs
Mr Zerihun Abebe Yigzaw - Minister Counsellor
Mr Dimru Bekele - Second Secretary
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